|Single by Tool|
|from the album 10,000 Days|
|Tool singles chronology|
"Vicarious" is a song by American rock band Tool. The song is the first single released from their fourth full-length studio album 10,000 Days. Debuting on Maynard's 42nd birthday, April 17, 2006 on commercial radio, the seven-minute song debuted on the Billboard Alternative Songs and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts both at number two. It received a nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards.
The song is a playable track in Guitar Hero World Tour.
The DVD released on December 18, 2007 contains an extended version of the much-delayed video counterpart for the song. The video is completely made through use of CGI, making it Tool's second full CGI video, as opposed to stop-motion animation, which the band has used in their past videos.
The video was co-directed by guitarist Adam Jones and artist Alex Grey and also features creative input from Chet Zar. Also included on the DVD are short documentaries on the making of the video and on Jones's previous work in film and television, and commentaries on the video from comedian David Cross.
|US Alternative Songs (Billboard)||2|
|US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)||2|
|US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)||15|
'Vicarious' has everything that makes a classic Tool song: a mind-blowing 5/4 riff by Adam Jones...[dead link]